John Stroud

Orange, Indiana, United States

The Life of John

John Stroud was born in 1824, in Orange, Indiana, United States. He married Martha Bobbitt on 25 September 1843, in Orange, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Sterling Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States in 1880.

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John Stroud
Martha Bobbitt
Marriage: 25 September 1843
Linda Stroud
Rhoda M Stroud
Sereptia Alice Stroud
James Lewis Stroud
Samuel J Stroud
William Isham Stroud
Sarah H Stroud
Nancy Elizabeth Stroud
Lue Cretia Stroud
Martha Stroud

Spouse & Children

25 September 1843
Orange, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 1

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 32

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

English (southern): habitational name from places in Gloucestershire and Middlesex, so named from Old English strōd ‘marshy ground overgrown with brushwood’. Strood in Kent is named with the same word, and some examples of the surname are no doubt derived from this term in independent use.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • John Stroud, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Stroud, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Stroud, "United States Census, 1850"

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